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Love locks craze hits Belfast

BY MARIA MARSELLA

A tradition made famous in Paris, Florence and Taiwan has now made it to Belfast.

Love locks have started to appear on a bridge over the River Lagan. Around 30 locks were seen on the bridge in July of this year.

The idea is that loved-up couples write their names and a date, usually their anniversary, on a padlock and attach it to a bridge or some form of permanent structure.

Despite the romantic nature, the act has been the subject of controversy.

In the Italian city of Florence, more than 5,000 locks on the Ponte Vecchio bridge were removed because they were disturbing the aesthetics of the bridge and causing damage to its structure, according to the city's council.

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